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Online tool to help businesses explore their future workplace developed by Colliers International

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A new online tool to help corporations take the first steps towards identifying their workplace strategy of the future has been launched by Colliers International.

The leading diversified professional services and investment management company developed the Workplace Expert tool in response to changing work practices to help businesses determine the optimal work environment for their organisation and people.

Based on extensive benchmarking data, insights from Colliers’ global surveys during the COVID-19 pandemic and emerging market trends, Workplace Expert provides a quick indication of the type of office environment that best suits an organisation. It helps to define their optimal environment for the health and productivity of their people, and rebalancing their office mix, whether through a reconfiguration or relocation.

“Now, more than ever, the office is being acknowledged not just as a pure cost asset, but as a space with a vital role in connecting and empowering people to operate at their best in the next evolution of workplace experiences,” said JanJaap Boogaard, Head of Workplace Advisory | EMEA and lead tool developer. “Creating the right core work environment that is responsive to current challenges and future needs will be crucial for attracting and retaining talent, as well as enabling employees to perform and collaborate.”

Workplace Expert responds to inputs about organisational characteristics of each individual company, rather than recommending a solution based on a preference already indicated. As well as suggesting specific office environments, the tool recommends office sizing and the number of workstations and functional areas needed. 

Sven Moller, Associate Director within the EMEA Workplace Advisory team, added: “This tool offers a quick and easy way for organisations to explore the right strategy and find out more about the type of work environment that will help them accelerate success. We have the capability to develop more detailed solutions for clients with additional inputs such as occupancy and utilisation data, employee working patterns, and employee questionnaire results.”

Andrew Hallissey, Executive Managing Director, Occupier Services | EMEA added: “At Colliers, we recognize that data insights delivered through world-class technology have a role to play in assisting our clients make the best decisions to maximise the value of their property. We could not be more excited to introduce this tool to assist businesses with the next evolution of their workplace, as office space is at a critical juncture.”

For more information, visit Workplace Expert here

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JanJaap and his team help organizations rethink the way they work and develop new work- and office concepts that impact on organizational goals, productivity, engagement and health of employees. Office concepts are translated to requirements for location, building and interior. JanJaap is specialized in developing work concepts and requirements for corporate clients by balancing corporate best practices and specific local demands based on local conditions, specific workprocesses and country culture.

Previously he held a senior role with Atos Consulting where he developed innovative work and office concepts for a variety of clients mainly in the public sector. He joined the AOS Group in 2012 and since Colliers International acquired the company in 2015 he has been advising a variety of clients on workplace solutions including IBM, Deloitte, ING and many more.

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Experienced Workplace Advisory leader with a proven track record of developing and implementing local, regional and global workplace strategies to accelerate the success of corporate, institutional and government organisations, across EMEA, APAC and The Americas. 

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Well respected within the industry, Andrew is an Executive Managing Director with over 20 years of global experience within Corporate Real Estate. Andrew has a wealth of knowledge having advised dozens of Fortune 500 companies throughout the world on developing real estate transformation solutions.

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Prior to joining Colliers, Andrew worked for CBRE where he has held senior leadership roles within their Global Workplace Solutions business in Chicago, Hong Kong, New York and London.  He has gained extensive global experience advising large corporations on their global real estate organization and strategy over the last 18 years, having worked across EMEA, North America and Asia Pacific.  Andrew also currently serves on the global board of directors of Corenet, the leading global association for the corporate real estate profession.

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Helen led the Colliers Digital team in the UK & EMEA from May 2017 and prior to that she was Head of Marketing & PR for Colliers in Ireland.

Helen studied at University College Cork where she obtained a bachelors degree in Law and French, and at Dublin Business School where she has a diploma in Marketing and Event Management,  and Public Relations, followed by a Diploma in Digital Marketing from DIT.

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